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November 2009 Inside this issue:
November Chapter 1 Meeting program Meeting Sponsor & 2 2009 Executive Officers Diversity Training Tips BrINGO 3

KS New Recruiting Plan & New Commerce Tools for Workforce Assistance
In response to the changing needs of HR professionals in these turbulent economic times, several new tools have been developed to help Kansas companies streamline their processes. This presentation will focus on five new HR offerings that save time, money and effort: “Come Home to KS” campaign briefing and sample tools designed to attract alumni/out of state prospects with specific skill sets to KS companies “Personality” traits assessment for workplace soft skills, one of two new assessments Training dollars (up to $2,500 per employee) available now for new or existing employee “apprentices” entering your company’s customized training program New allowances for the $2,400--$4,500 tax credit available for hiring workers from “rural renewal counties” and other identified audiences New features to help you find the most current, qualified and available candidates in the employee database Review the checklist of HR assistance available at no cost, to make sure you’re taking advantage of the recruiting, screening, hiring and training services-- working smarter rather than harder-- by using your KANSASWORKS team, WorkforceONE and Kansas Dept. of Commerce resources. In addition, the KANSASWORKS Mobile Center will be on site and available for tours prior to and after the meeting. Susan Nickerson, APR Business Executive & Industry Liaison Kansas Dept. of Commerce 332 E. 8th St. Hays, KS 67601 785-625-5654


Newsletter Sponsors SHRMA Holiday Social December 17, 2009



November Meeting Sponsor Hardman Benefit Plans
Hardman Benefit Plans is an independent employee benefit firm serving companies, municipalities and educational institutions throughout Kansas. We help our clients manage their employee benefit plans, which allows them to attract and retain their greatest asset…their employees. Hardman Benefit Plans, Inc. 4912 East 29th Street North Wichita, Kansas 67220-2108

2009 SHRMA Executive Officers
Chapter President: Natalie Fischer, PHR Chapter President Emeritus: Martha Buess Secretary: Jaci Novak, PHR Treasurer: Sharilyn Brull

Legislative Chair: Pat Sullivan Diversity and Web Chair: Patrick Salmans, SPHR Newsletter and Marketing Chair: Kristi Hays Program /Professional Development Co-Chair: Lexy Schwarz & Jeannie Blue, PHR SHRMA Website: Special Events Co-Chair: Ann Conway & Kasi Morales Membership Chair: Brandon Ebert Workforce Readiness Chair: Becky Small

HRCI offers three certifications for HR professionals:
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PHR® (Professional in Human Resources) SPHR® (Senior Professional in Human Resources) GPHRTM (Global Professional in Human Resources)

Certification is a voluntary action by a professional group to establish a system to grant recognition to professionals who have met a stated level of training and work experience. Certified individuals are usually issued a certificate attesting that they have met the standards of the credentialing organization and are entitled to make the public aware of their credentialed status, usually through the use of initials (i.e., PHR or SPHR) after their names. Certifications differ from certificate programs because certifications include an experience component. Certificate programs, on the other hand, award certificates once a course of study has been completed and do not require previous work experience. Funding Assistance The Kansas SHRM State Council has established a scholarship fund in the amount of $2,225.00 for 2009. Applicants must be a member of a Kansas SHRM chapter. The funds may be used for HRCI certification courses as well as undergraduate or master's degree program in Human Resources. If you have any questions contact Roberta Earll, Certification Director,

New members that join the chapter Oct.-Dec. get this quarter free and are paid in full for 2010 "BRINGO" a HR Professional to SHRMA We are playing BINGO to recruit a new members to our group. At our meeting you will be able to pick up a BINGO Card and pick you own team (maximum of 5 people) to see if you can complete a Bingo of new members. Instead of numbers we will have boxes you can match to your guest. Examples include: Worked in HR for more than 3 years, the company is located south of Iron, the person has a dog or other random tidbits of info that you get the chance to figure out what you need to complete your Bingo.

Chapter Minutes & Executive Committee Minutes Current Treasurer’s Report

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On behalf of SHRMA, “THANK YOU” for advertising in our monthly SHRMA Newsletter in our continuing effort to advance the HR Profession and serve the HR Professional.

Julie Weems, CRPS Aaron Peck, CRPS
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Sunflower Bank
PO Box 800 Salina, KS 67402-0800 Office: (785) 827-5564
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Salina, KS 67401 (785) 493-8220

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Retirement Plans 401k Health Savings Accounts

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On behalf of SHRMA, “THANK YOU” for advertising in our monthly SHRMA Newsletter in our continuing effort to advance the HR Profession and serve the HR Professional.

Martha P. Buess
An Independent Agent Representing Aflac

2948 E Ray
3030 Cortland Circle Salina, KS 67401 Office: (785) 825-1561 Fax: (785) 825-5371 Office: (785) 827-0601 Fax: (785) 827-4706

Salina, KS 67401


You are invited to the SHRMA Holiday Social!
When: Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 at 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Where: Gutierrez Restaurant 640 Westport Blvd.

Please bring a gift with you for the doorprize giveaway. (Gifts may be company promotional items or other items you purchase).

Please RSVP to: By December 11, 2009

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